Man collared for hoax bomb threat on Thessaloniki-Athens train

A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly making a hoax bomb threat that delayed the Thessaloniki-Athens intercity train for two hours late Tuesday.

The accused made a call to Thessaloniki police claiming that a bomb had been planted on the train.

The train was subsequently stopped for two hours at Plati in Imathia, central Macedonia, as police searched the carriages.

The 28-year-old was arrested in one of the train’s compartments.

It is not known why he made the call.

He was to face a prosecutor in Veria.